I recently heard that a large group of singers, rappers and other celebs have gathered together to remake "We Are the World" in response to the recent eathquake in Haiti. As I'm sure you already know, the original is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and co-produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian. As of 2009, it has sold more than 20 million units and raised over $63 million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US. "We Are the World" has demonstrated that diverse musicians can productively work together, and has further influenced the movement within pop music to create songs that address humane concerns.
While I applaud the effort to help people and nations around the globe, when I heard of this idea to remake the song, only one thought came into my mind.......all of these major "artists" in one place and nobody could write a new song??? Seriously??
That's because half of the "singers" there have no real talent. Really??? Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie, Good Charlotte, and what the hell is a Kid Cudi?! Kinda hard to write a new song when they barely write the ones on their own albums.